Scottish Borders Walk
Broad Law from the Megget Stone
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Walk Route Description
Broad Law is the second highest summit in the Southern Uplands of Scotland at 840 metres and ranks as a Corbett. Like most of the hills in this area it is rounded and grassy offering fine views once height is gained.
The start is from the Megget Stone (Grid ref. NT151203) on the minor road from Tweedsmuir to St Mary's Loch between the Megget and Talla Reservoirs. From the cattlegrid adjacent to the Megget Stone follow the fence in a northerly direction up onto the spur of Fans Law. The onward route continues onto Cairns Law.
In poor visibility it is essential that you do not head mistakenly for Talla Cleuch Head where the fence forks just below Cairn Law. From this latter minor summit continue along the fence in a northerly direction towards the summit of Broad Law, which is sadly home to a Air Traffic Control Beacon and a Police Radio Tower. However despite this ironmongery the views are superb with the whole of the Southern Uplands on view.
The return route is to retrace your steps to the Megget Stone.
Other walks nearby
Walk 2006 Grey Mare's Tail & White Coomb - mod/hard - 7.2 miles/11.7 km
Walk 3759 St. Mary's Loch Circular - easy/mod - 7.5 miles/12.2 km
Walk 2008 Hart Fell via Saddle Yoke & the Black Hope Horseshoe - mod/hard - 8.5 miles/13.8 km
Walk 3612 Ettrick Hills Horseshoe - mod/hard - 8.0 miles/13 km
Walk 2050 The Crown of Scotland - moderate - 9.0 miles/14.6 km
Walk 2035 Hart Fell via Hartfell Spa - moderate - 7.2 miles/11.7 km
Walk 2045 Capel Fell via Sailfoot Law & Broken Back Hill - moderate - 5.8 miles/9.4 km
Walk 2135 Camps Reservoir circular - easy - 5.8 miles/9.4 km
Walk 3294 Trahenna Hill from Broughton - moderate - 7.1 miles/11.5 km
Walk 1944 Yarrow Valley Five Hills Circular - mod/hard - 11.4 miles/18.5 km
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